Given'r for Navin
Gonna Give it a Whirl!
2017 will be my 8th and final year at the Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC). It also marks the first time I will be on a bike instead of in a support vehicle as we make our way from Vancouver to Seattle. This event has had a huge impact on me and many others.
In 2010, I witnessed riders of all walks of life and all abilities depart Vancouver with such emotion and enthusiasm. Peter was beyond thrilled to embark on his first RTCC with Team Jesse. As soon as he crossed the finish line, Peter immediately signed up for the 2011 RTCC.
2011 was a particularly special year as Peter celebrated his very first Father's Day with Jett (and a cold beer) in the finish area.
Nothing worried me more or made me prouder in 2012 than to watch Peter pedal his "skinny white butt" for two days straight in horrendous weather while on chemo - TOTAL CHAMP!!!!!
The RTCC in 2013 was a tough one. My sister, Karin, had registered for her first RTCC in hopes of riding alongside her bro-in-law. It was not meant to be as Peter's cancer had progressed causing paralysis. With his head held high and sarcasm in full effect, I wheeled Peter through the start line and we began a series of roadside stops to support the team (taunting them with beer in hand) from start to finish.
Sadly, we lost Peter in October of 2013 but not before he had registered for the 2014 RTCC - he NEVER gave up hope. With your help, I fundraised money in Peter's honour and brought home the much sought after 5-year golden helmet.
In 2015 & 2016, Jett & I, as well as other family members, followed and supported my sister, friends and new found friends along the course. I knew heading into 2016, that if I was going to experience the RTCC for myself, I would sign up at the end of the ride and join my sister in 2017 as she rides for her 5th year and a golden helmet.
Each year, thousands of riders have raised millions of dollars and pedalled with one goal in mind: Eliminate Cancer.
Please help me close this amazing chapter of my life by supporting my Ride to Conquer Cancer with a donation in memory of Peter. I am directing funds directly to brain cancer research.
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